Fresno County first in state to adopt suicide prevention strategic plan

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

Local government leaders and community organizations are boosting awareness about suicide prevention in Fresno County.

"In our county, we really have done a lot of work over the last several years to develop a suicide prevention plan that's what we are focusing on," said Dawan Utacht, director of the Department of Behavioral Health.

Fresno County is the first county in the state to adopt a strategic plan and risk assessment tool to address suicide prevention.

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If you're thinking about suicide, or if you are worried about someone you know, there is free, confidential help available anytime. Visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website or call 800-273-TALK (8255).
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